Favorites – July 2015

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” -Steve Jobs

My life is the anti-pattern for getting the girl you love.

“Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better.” – Walt Disney

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” -John Quincy Adams

A: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
B: Android actually had both, way before iPhone.

“There is time for everything” – Thomas Edison

A leader takes more than his share of the blame, and less than his share of the credit.

Computer Science: “In low-level languages like C”
Computer Engineering: “In high-level languages like C”

“Arguing about whether software development is art or engineering is like arguing whether light is a wave or a particle.” -John D. Cook

“Managers push.
Leaders pull.” -John D. Cook

“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence” – George Washington

“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.” -Henry Ward Beecher

“A champion is someone who gets up, even when they can’t.” -Natalie Rogers

“Being positive in a negative situation is not naive. It’s leadership.”

Dance like nobody’s watching
Sing like no one’s listening
Code like nobody’s reviewing
Git push -f master

“Strong people stand up for themselves, but stronger people stand up for others.”

“We can rationalize anything and easily quit on ourselves. Leadership is refusing to quit on others.” -Simon Sinek

“Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge.” -Simon Sinek

“I only feel truly alive when I am writing regular expressions.” -Jeff Atwood

“Love the ones who inspire us, encourage us and support us to be who we want to be.” -Simon Sinek

“A leader without a title is better than a title without the ability to lead.” – Simon Sinek

A: Do programmers have any specific superstitions?
B: Yeah, but we call them best practices.

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